Daily chronic migraines

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I have literally no idea what to do now.

Basically everyday for the past 9 months now I have had a migraine. Mid level, I can still get on with my day but just in a lot of pain, concentration problems and vision is hazy. Occasionally it spikes and I get the works which puts me out for 2-3 days before my migraines calm down back to mid level.

I can't shift them at all! They are 10 fold worse in the morning. I have kept a diary and can't link foods , all my migraines involve intense sinus pain.

I do have anxiety but not taking medication.

It's making life very difficult, especially juggling work and university.

What medication can I take to ease it up? Herbal or over the counter. Standard paracetamol and ibuprofen don't work at all.

Thank you

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    I'm guessing a health store would have them

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    I know exactly how you feel. Since you have such severe migraines every day you need to take a preventive medication everything day. Some of the most commonly prescribed medications can also have a positive  effect on your anxiety too. Medications could include antidepressants like Amitriptyline or Cymbalta, anticonvulsants like Neurontin or Lyrica, and beta blockers like Metoprolol.That being said, even if the medication helps it would be a good idea to get a rescue medication for the really bad attacks. These can include antihistamines like Benadryl or Phenergan, anti nausea medications like Zofran or Reglan, and triptans like Imitrex or Maxalt. I don’t know much about herbal supplements but things that have helped me are magnesium, riboflavin and Channeled Flow by Health Concerns. I apologize for making this post so long. Hope this helps and you find some relief.
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